How To Use TIME To Your ADVANTAGE At Wealthy Affiliate

Last Update: August 03, 2021

How to use Time to Your Advantage at Wealthy Affiliate?


Simply put, it is all about HABITS and not goals. You must have a plan, prioritise and keep distractions at bay. Learning to manage your time effectively is a skill that you should master just as you do with anything else. Time is not infinite but it is, by far, THE most abused resource that human beings have.

Time Gives Me An Advantage


One of the questions that I am asked the most in Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is "how did you do so much in such a short time".

Simply put, I see time as a critical, (and perhaps my most valuable), resource. I do not approach it lightly.

Time is money.

Repeat that: Time IS money.

When you abuse, misuse or waste your time you are actually throwing away money.

How you use your time will give you an advantage or put you at a disadvantage.

How My Morning Went So Far


For example, it is now 10:45 AM in Trinidad.

Although it is a Public Holiday here, it is a workday for me. I rose at 5 AM, did my stretches and meditation, drank 4 glasses of water, had my coffee, took a shower and began working.

By 7 AM, I had responded to clients and sent out a proposal for a new engagement.

By 9:30 AM, I had written my 1st blog post for my website. I will fine-tune it and publish it later today.

Had breakfast and am now spending some time in WA before returning to my business.

No distractions.

When I finish my time in WA, I will spend a few minutes on Social Media platforms that support my business and then get back to writing.

By 1 PM, MY prioritised workday is finished.

How I Apply Prince Partha's Potion


As the Prince said recently: "It's all about HABITS not GOALS."

One of the most effective lessons you can put into practice from Partha's Potions is to block out time for writing.

Set your clock for 0:30 minutes - better yet 1 hour - and just write.

I have started to do this twice a day now. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon, when my schedule permits, which is about 3-4 times a week.

Think about your business and what will make you successful online.

It is traffic, right?

And how do you get traffic?

That's right!

You write blogs.

That is how you build the inventory for your business - you write blogs.

The Value Of Your Time Grows With Your Business


Over time, the more you write, the more traffic you get.

The more traffic you get, the more valuable your website becomes.

You can start monetising with affiliate links and advertising to earn money. Your income then also increases.

This means the value of your time also increases. So you should not be playing around with it.

When you start out, you may think that not writing for a day or 2 means nothing.

You are in fact losing income and cheating yourself in the process.

Change Your Script


Invest in yourself and your business FIRST.

  1. Block out time for writing.
  2. Write every single day.
  3. Get that habit ingrained.
  4. Watch your business grow.

What are you doing with your time today?

Cassi

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cdjackson271 Premium
That is a great post. I need to focus better. Just getting started good and so many things run through your mind....do I start all the social media platforms, do I try to get email marketing going...and on and on it goes until before I know it, I'm spending all day on the computer and feel like I'm not getting anything done.

Thank you!
Connie
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Connie, for now, stick with your writing and getting content on your website.

That is all.

Do not get side-tracked with the fancy stuff.

Cassi
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cdjackson271 Premium
Thank you! It helps to get others' input.

Have a great day!
Connie
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You are welcome, Connie.
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MAXINEG Premium Plus
Great advice!
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
Thank you, Maxine.
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MAXINEG Premium Plus
No problem Cassi
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ZachK Premium
Thanks cassi!

This is a great post for people to read.

After I read Prince P's last post, it made me realize the time I was wasting by starting my day with distractions like reading emails and a couple of other things.

Now the first thing I do is to start writing content for my site for at least 1 hour (but so far I have done it longer than that).

The other stuff (emails... etc.) I push back to the end of the day.

I have been much more productive because of it.

Also, I know before to long this will be my new habit, which in turn will make me even more productive over the long run.

Many Thanks to you and Prince P. for being Trailblazers and always giving good advice!!!

Zach :)
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
You have found the sweet spot, Zach.
Make sure that you do not lose it.

I have a high table that I rest my laptop on.
When I am writing I position myself standing and facing our Northern Range.

That keeps the blood flowing, my eyes exercised (every 15 minutes or so, I look toward the mountains and stretch my eyes) and, the creative juices heading in the right direction.

The Devil is in the details.
Remember that.

1/1000th of a second can get us to 1st place - or not.

Good chatting.
Cassi
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ZachK Premium
Hi Cassi,

Thanks for sharing what you do! I'm assuming you do it to stay creative and inspired (looking at the mountains).

Many Thanks :)

Zach
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Absolutely, Zach!

Have a really good day today.
Cassi
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ZachK Premium
Thank You and I Hope you have a great day as well!!!

Zach
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That it was, Zach!
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ZachK Premium
Awesome!
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Isaiah14 Premium
Interesting that you have mentioned blocking out time for writing, Cassi. A few weeks ago, I actually joined a local meetup group called "Shut up and Write" where individuals meet, greet, then start a timer for everyone to write non-stop for an hour.

It's now become a habit in my regular schedule and making a big difference in my writing habit.

Appreciate the post!
Isaiah 😊
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CassiOfTroy Premium Plus
That is absolutely fantastic, Isaiah!!

In many places, the pandemic makes this challenging.
However, what is stopping us from doing a 40-minute Zoom writing challenge?!

Nothing!

There goes a brilliant idea!!

Thank you.
Cassi
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joyjoi Premium
Thank you, Cassie for sharing this! I admit that self discipline is a challenge for me but I'm going to take notes from this post and other posts from Partha and plan things out. Another thing I'm getting in the habit to do is to say "God Willing." For me that means I'm going to do my best and trust God with the rest! I know He always comes through!
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He certainly does, Joy and I also believe that He helps those who help themselves. 😉

You are always welcome and thank you for your continued support.

Cassi
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joyjoi Premium
I hope we can meet over coffee someday. I finally got a chance to meet up with Barb who was visiting from Texas and that was so cool!
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BobMargroff Premium
Hi Cassi, wow powerful!

After reading this post today and Partha's the other day. I feel convicted. Oh wait, I read another one of yours yesterday as well.

Both of you talk of how we waste our valuable resource of time and I have actually committed myself to at least 500 words a day... regardless of what I am doing.

It will be slow steady progress but progress all the same. I am tired of wasting my own investment with WA and need to work on my time management.

The funny part... I am currently on vacation with my wife and daughter and wake up before them to add content to my website. It is a requirement to be able to monetize my new website since my first one probably won't pay off for me.

I wish you the best!
Bob
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Bob, you have shared what many WA members are experiencing.

We invest the money but do not follow through with the investment of time and effort.
That is a no-win situation.

You have the support of all of us here at WA, so start today and change your script.
We have all been there at some point.

Catherine has started a "Do It or Ditch It" for August and you may want to consider participating. Thank you for sharing.

Cassi
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